Ratings

QNB also maintained CBQ’s market perform rating
19 April 03:36 PM QNB raises CBQ PT at QAR 35/shr
Mubasher: Qatar National Bank (QNB) Financial Services on Thursday has raised Commercial Bank of Qatar’s (CBQ) price target at QAR 35 per share, up from QAR 29 a share. QNB also maintained CBQ’s market perform rating, adding that “CBQK is trading …
The creditworthiness of GCC economies is not expected to rise on the back of the recent oil price recovery
16 April 06:13 PM Higher oil prices not to boost GCC sovereigns' rating - Moody's
Mubasher: The creditworthiness of GCC economies is not expected to rise on the back of the recent oil price recovery, as it is mainly based on the governments’ response to different economic, fiscal, and external challenges, according to a new …
The rating agency has affirmed the bank’s “Stable” Outlook
16 April 04:25 PM Capital Intelligence upgrades GBK’s rating; Outlook “Stable”
Mubasher: Capital Intelligence has upgraded Gulf Bank of Kuwait’s (GBK) Financial Strength Rating (FSR) to “A-” from “BBB+”, according to a recent bourse statement. GBK noted that the rating agency has affirmed the bank’s “Stable” Outlook. Capital …
The rating reflected QIB's generally strong financial profile
15 April 09:23 AM Capital Intelligence affirms QIB rating at “A”, outlook 'stable'
Mubasher: Capital Intelligence (CI) has affirmed Qatar Islamic Bank’s (QIB) financial strength rating (FSR) at “A” with a stable outlook. The international credit rating agency also affirmed the Qatar-based bank's long- and short-term foreign …
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14 April 12:23 AM Moody's affirms Abu Dhabi government credit rating
Mubasher: Moody’s Investors Services said that Abu Dhabi's (Aa2) credit profile rating, with a stable outlook, is supported by its healthy government balance sheet, high per capita average incomes and its large oil and gas reserves, Abu Dhabi’s …
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14 April 12:21 AM Moody's affirms Saudi Arabia's A1 ratings
Riyadh - Mubasher: Moody's Investors Service has affirmed the Government of Saudi Arabia's long-term issuer and senior unsecured ratings at A1, with the outlook remaining stable. The affirmation of Saudi Arabia's A1 ratings is supported by the …
12 April 12:20 PM Fitch affirms QIB rating at 'A'; Outlook Negative
Mubasher: Fitch Ratings has affirmed Qatar Islamic Bank’s (QIB) long-term issuer default rating (IDR) at 'A', with a Negative Outlook. The rating reflected the bank’s robust and well-established franchise in Qatar, as QIB acquired around 10% of …
Boubyan Bank’s has a solid capital adequacy ratio (CAR)
11 April 04:03 PM Capital Intelligence affirms Boubyan Bank’s rating; Outlook “Stable”
Mubasher: Capital Intelligence (CI) has affirmed Boubyan Bank’s Financial Strength Rating (FSR) at “BBB+”, with a “Stable” outlook. This credit rating boosts the bank’s default credit facilities rate, which is considered very low, according to a …
Affirmation of QIIB credit rating is a reflection of the strong confidence in the Qatari economy
8 April 09:36 AM Fitch, CI affirm QIIB at “A”
Mubasher: Qatar International Islamic Bank (QIIB) on Sunday said that Fitch Ratings and Capital Intelligence (CI) have affirmed QIIB’s long-Term Foreign-Currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at “A”. The ratings highlighted the strong financial …
S&P affirms Qatari QIB’s rating at ‘A-‘
5 April 09:45 AM S&P affirms Qatari QIB’s rating at 'A-'
Mubasher: Standard & Poor’s (S&P) has affirmed Qatar Islamic Bank’s (QIB) rating at 'A-', . Our strong capital and being the second largest bank in Qatar has led to the affirmation made by S&P, the bank said in a bourse statement. “The rating …
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28 March 10:48 PM CI affirms Doha Bank rating
Mubasher: Capital Intelligence Ratings has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating (FSR) of Doha Bank (DB) at 'A', according to a report issued on Wednesday. The ratings agency also revealed that the outlook on the FSR  remains 'Stable' given the …
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27 March 07:27 PM Fitch downgrades Ooredoo to ‘A-’ with stable outlook
Mubasher: Fitch Ratings has downgraded the rating of Ooredoo to “A-” from “A”. The ratings agency has also changed the Qatari telecom company outlook from negative to stable. Ooredoo reported a 13% increase in its net profit during the fourth …
Saudi hikes benchmark interest rates, credit positive for banks - Moody’s
27 March 10:17 AM Saudi hikes benchmark interest rates, credit positive for banks - Moody’s
Riyadh – Mubasher: The Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) announced raising two key interest rates by 25 basis points. The Saudi central bank hiked repo rate to 2.25%, the first rise since 2009, while it raised its reverse repo rate to 1.75%. …
We deduce that Damac will perform poorly in 2018 and 2019
25 March 11:57 AM S&P Global affirms Damac long-term rating at 'BB'; stable outlook
Dubai – Mubasher: S&P Global Ratings has affirmed Damac Real Estate Development’s long-term issuer credit rating at 'BB' with a stable outlook.   The US-based financial services firm also affirmed 'BB' issue rating on three – $500 million, $125 …
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22 March 12:43 AM Capital Intelligence affirms QNB's rating
Mubasher: Capital Intelligence has reaffirmed its rating for Qatar National Bank’s (QNB) financial strength rating (FSR) at 'AA-'. The long and short term foreign currency ratings (FCRs) were also affirmed at 'AA-' and 'A1+', respectively, at the …
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20 March 07:53 PM Moody’s assigns P-2 rating to Mashreq’s CDs
Dubai - Mubasher: Moody's Investors Service has assigned P-2 short-term local and foreign currency rating to Mashreq Bank's $1 billion certificate of deposit programme acting through its Hong Kong branch. The ratings agency has aligned the Prime-2 …
Saudi Arabia property market seen amongst worst globally in Q4-17 – Report
18 March 02:23 PM Saudi Arabia property market seen amongst worst globally in Q4-17 – Report
Riyadh – Mubasher: The Saudi real estate market has continued to perform negatively among global peers. A new report said the kingdom ranked 56th out of 59 nations in the fourth quarter of 2017, making it one of the worst markets. Property prices …
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16 March 05:43 PM MubasherTrade downgrades Sidpec’s rating, PT
Cairo - Mubasher: MubasherTrade Research has downgraded its rating for Sidi Kerir Petrochemicals (Sidpec) Company from Buy/Moderate Risk to Hold/Moderate Risk, according to a recent report. The research firm also raised the stock’s price target …
The increase in oil prices and the kingdom's general expenses will boost the GDP
14 March 12:51 PM Saudi GDP to rise 1.3% in 2018 - Moody’s
Riyadh – Mubasher: Saudi Arabia’s real gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to grow 1.3% this year after contracting by 0.7% a year earlier, Moody’s Investors Services said in a report on Wednesday. The increase in oil prices and the kingdom's …
Moody’s projects the kingdom's economy to rise by 1.3% this year.
14 March 09:32 AM Saudi banks outlook stable on return of economic growth – Moody’s
Riyadh – Mubasher: The outlook for Saudi banks is stable as the oil-rich nation’s economy is forecast to resume growth in 2018 on the back of higher public spending and other catalysts, Moody’s Investors Services said in a report on Wednesday.   …
The outlook of QIIC's credit ratings would remain stable
12 March 03:28 PM AM Best affirms QIIC rating at ‘B++’ with stable outlook
Mubasher: A.M. Best Co announced that it has affirmed the financial strength rating of ‘B++’ (good) and the long-term issuer credit rating of “BBB+” on Qatar Islamic Insurance (QIIC). The outlook of QIIC's credit ratings would remain stable, the …